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How Countries Are Losing ‘dollars’ To Twitter Ban

Nigeria Since the Federal government has banned the operation of Twitter in Nigeria, the country has cumulatively lost over N200 billion. The ban which took effect in the country on June 5 has reached 3 months of shutdown. This figure was calculated based on the NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool… You must be registered to […]Read More

FG To Regulate Facebook, Instagram And Other OTTs

The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed its new plan to regulate all Over The Top (OTT) and social media platforms assessable in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the minister, Twitter and other social […]Read More

Nigerians Drag President Buhari To ECOWAS Court

Human rights and accountability organization, SERAP alongside 176 Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for the illegal suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 filed yesterday before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, SERAP and concerned Nigerian citizens challenged  “the criminalization of Nigerians and […]Read More

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How Twitter Promoted Movements In Nigeria (Part 2)

While the ‘indefinite suspension’ of Twitter has generated a lot of concerns in Nigeria,  the microblogging platform had, in time’s past, been used to drive opinions of the people to the government or affected agencies. With an estimate of 40 million Nigerians operating on the platform, several movements have been… You must be registered to […]Read More

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Nigeria Loses More To #TwitterBan (Part 1)

The Nigerian Government on June 4 announced – through the Ministry of Information and Culture– the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country. “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” the statements reads This suspension came after Twitter… You must be registered to […]Read More

Freedom Of Expression, The Infeasible Concept In Nigeria

On June 1, 2021, Nigeria’s 78-year-old president via Twitter referenced the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970 while threatening fire and brimstone on alleged clamourers of secession in Nigeria. In his words, ” We would treat them in the language they will understand”. A few hours later, the tweet was deleted… You must be registered to […]Read More